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What kind of fan-edit: TRUE FAN-EDIT by Stankpac
This is a fan-edit of Christopher Nolan's "Insomnia" told in reverse chronological order like his previous film "Memento". It is meant to be more of a companion disc like the "Memento" 2-disc limited edition, where in this case the original film is the first disc told in chronological order and the second disc is to have this special version of the film told in reverse. Now just slap on the new disc art, put it in a double dvd case and you have yourself an "Insomnia" 2-disc limited edition.
Tagline: In the season of the midnight sun, no one - and no secret - can hide forever.
Original film name: INSOMNIA
New film name: INSOMNIA [Memento Mori Edition]
Film studio name: Warner Bros.
Fan-edit studio name: Stankpac Pictures
Date original film was released: May 2002
Date edit was released: August 2010
Original runtime: 118 Min.
New Runtime: 121 Min.
Amount of time Cut/Added : Cut: 1 Min. (approx.) / Added: 4 Min. (approx.)
- Cut: After the title credits, removed the frames of Dormer cleaning the blood from his cuff. Not needed because now it opens up with the end of the movie moving in reverse. I cleaned up the sequence up the best I could, considering it is not suppose to go backwards.
- Add: Now all the chronological sequences have been re-colored in black & white and the reverse chronological sequences are in color. When going from color to black & white it will fade in and then fade out, kinda like an "eye blink". Very similar in style like the movie Memento!
- Add: Anytime in the black & white sequences that Dormer has a vision, I have left those in color. The reasoning behind that is that those are the only things Dormer has a clear frame of mind on.
- Cut: Removed a few frames of Al Pacino's stunt double looking at the camera during the log chase, after he has fallen into the water.
- Cut: Removed the last few frames right before he attends Kay's memorium. Now movie ends with what looks like a somewhat cool looking shot of Dormer sitting at the edge of the bed contemplating. That Dormer not sleeping is going to catch up with him.
Synopsis: Now see the movie thru Will Dormer's (Al Pacino) eyes as he tries not to let the long sunny Alaskan days get to him while figuring out a serial killer's mind. However, an unspeakable act starts to slowly creep into his guilty conscious challenging his sanity that he might not be able to come back from.
Director Christopher Nolan (Memento) crafts another jolting psychological thriller to remember, guiding Academy Award winners* Al Pacino, Robin Williams and Hilary Swank in Insomnia. In the season of the midnight sun, no one - and no secret - can hide forever.
- DVD FORMAT: NTSC - Dual-Layered
- ASPECT RATIO: Anamorphic Widescreen (2:40.1). Enhanched for 16x9 televisions
- AUDIO: English Dolby Surround 5.1, French Dolby Surround 5.1
- LANGUAGE: English and French
- SUBTITLES: None.
- DVD EXTRAS: None.
:flame:On a side note: If someone is willing to do proper subtitles (English, French, & Spanish) for me by putting it into a .srt format file, I will gladly re-compile this edit and then re-upload it. Just drop me an e-mail with the link on Rapidshare or Megaupload (Stankpac@msn.com).
Your way to achieve your intention: I took the idea of Christopher Nolan's film "Memento", where instead of telling the story in the more traditional linear way, he told it in a reverse chronological order to let the audience figure it out along with the main character. I figured the same concept would work great with "Insomnia". I must say I think it does. As far as the minor discrepency in runtime, I had to add in the lead in scenes from all the "reverse chronological order" sequences (color) in order for the audience to know what sequence goes next. That adds minutes to the overall runtime, so theoretically that is the only thing added to make this edit work properly.
Hardware and software information:
- DVD SHRINK 3.2 (RIPPING MOVIE TO HDD)
- NERO (EDITING & ENCODING)
- GOLDWAVE (MORE SOUND EDITING)
- ADOBE PHOTSHOP CS4 (ART & MENUS)
- DVD-LAB PRO 2 (AUTHORING TO DVD)
Additional Comment: I just want to give a personal thank you to this site. Without it, we may never know that a potentially good movie lies beneath the surface. To all the other fan-editors who dedicate their time making these fan-edits, all for the sheer enjoyment of bringing people's beloved classics into a whole new light. Lastly, to all the reviewers who post comments, your opinions matter because they pave the way for fan-editor's to know what your likes and dislikes of a particular movie are and all the time spent watching these fan-edits...that shows extreme dedication!
Time needed for the edition: About a month
Persons involved: Just myself